Pitchfork Music Festival Paris is the definitive three day gathering of alternative sounds, providing the European answer to Pitchfork magazine's original Chicago event.
Each edition presents an incredible lineup better than the last, with a program not afraid to explore various musical styles. Expect to hear underground experimental newbies with respected independent greats.
From rock to hip-hop to electronic artists, this is the perfect Autumnal event to soundtrack your darker October.
When it's not hosting concerts, trade fairs, exhibitions and other cultural events, the Grande Halle De La Villette is also a bustling music festival venue. Away from the music of the main stages, no space is left unused at the festival, from market stalls to interactive art pieces.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is very near to the centre of Paris, and is the closest International airport.
From there, it makes sense to buy a Paris Metro Pass for Zones 1-5, which will cost about €35 for a 1 day pass. RER B Trains run depart regularly from Terminals 1 and 2 at Charles de Gaulle, taking 25-30 minutes to reach Gare du Nord.
From Gare du Nord, a Metro M5 line takes 14 minutes to the Porte de Pantin station. The Parc de la Villette is on the north side of the main road, best reached by the Avenue Jean Jaurès exit from the station.